Virtual Reality consists of immersing the user in a completely synthetic world, in which their senses cease to perceive the real world. This feeling of immersion generated by Virtual Reality offers significant benefits when it comes to training professionals.
Therefore, Virtual Reality is nowadays successfully applied in different areas to train the workforce in an efficient way.
Virtual Reality is very effective in training operators in hazardous tasks and emergency situations, simulating accidents, contingencies or operations in high-risk environments.
Thanks to the immersive experience, workers can be trained in such situations in a practical and risk-free way. In this way, they internalise the protocols for reacting and working correctly in the real environment, e.g. working at heights, in fires or in operations in confined areas.
The maintenance area is another area where Virtual Reality can increase efficiency. For example, when there is a breakdown in an electrical panel, the technician must repair it in the shortest possible time to minimise production stoppages. By means of a virtual simulation, the technician can practice technical interventions whenever and wherever he wants, to improve his skills and without using the real equipment or going to the real environment. For this reason, Virtual Reality is nowadays used to train in the maintenance not only of machines, but also of industrial installations.
The level of immersion offered by Virtual Reality makes it easier to memorise tasks, but it also serves to train precision. It is therefore very useful for learning complex and time-consuming technical procedures. This is why virtual reality is used, for example, to train operators in the handling of machinery or industrial vehicles, in format changeover tasks or in assembly tasks.
In addition to training in operations and technical skills, Virtual Reality can be applied to train staff in soft skills such as leadership, communication skills or empathy. This can be done by creating immersive situations where the user has to have an awkward conversation, hire someone or present a project to potential customers.
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